More controversial posts from MSNBC host Joy Reid’s now-defunct blog from the mid-2000s have been found this week — and things aren’t looking so great.
According to The Hill, the blog posts include criticism of CNN’s Wolf Blitzer for being “a former flak for American Israeli Public Affairs Committee” and accusing him of not hiding “his affinity for his Israeli guests or his partisanship for their cause.”
In another post, she included a photoshopped image of Sen. John McCain’s head on the body of the shooter who carried out the mass shooting at Virginia Tech that killed 32 people. She also raised questions about the 9/11 terrorist attacks that align with “truther” conspiracy theories.
Reid has apologized and MSNBC is standing by her.
Last month, Reid apologized for other posts from the same blog that were deemed homophobic, using her Saturday morning show to take ownership of the comments she made. She had initially denied writing the posts, claiming that she had been hacked.
“I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things,” she said. ”But I can definitely understand, based on things I have tweeted and have written in the past, why some people don’t believe me.”
She continued: “I’ve not been exempt from being dumb or cruel or hurtful to the very people I want to advocate for – I own that, I get it. And for that, I’m truly sorry.”